TripAdvisor announced that City Guides, the highly rated and free mobile app, is now available for 50 leading destinations around the world, more than doubling its original portfolio of travel guides. Conveniently accessible even when the user is offline, the app now includes three new features on its Android version, giving travelers the ability to view local transit stations, create personalized maps, and see itinerary suggestions from travel experts, in addition to reviews and opinions from the greater TripAdvisor community.
“Users have already raved about the ease of use and helpfulness of TripAdvisor City Guides, with more than a million app downloads to date,” said Adam Medros, vice president of global product at TripAdvisor. “We are excited to bring more cities and enhanced functionality to travelers, and ultimately help them enjoy their trips even more.”
New App Features for Android Users
1. Transit – Users can now view metro or subway stations on a map. The “Nearby Station” feature helps travelers find the closest station to their current location, or to the restaurant, hotel, or attraction that they want to visit.
2. TripIdeas – TripIdeas are customized itinerary recommendations based on popular travel themes, such as traveling with family, foodie destinations, and places off the beaten path. Each itinerary includes beautiful large photos for inspiration. Users can keep track of their favorite TripIdeas in their “Saves” list.
3. Offline Map Update – Users can now fully customize their own maps. This feature displays saved destinations, metro stations, and any restaurants, hotels, and attractions of interest, to help travelers plan and have their perfect trip.
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